Grand Haven, Michigan


ELPC works from our Grand Rapids office to protect clean water and advance clean energy in Michigan. We work with allies to protect the Great Lakes from the risks of Enbridge’s aging oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. We protect drinking water by supporting strong state standards for industrial agriculture. We work to transition Michigan to a renewable energy economy with more solar energy. Our attorneys engage with the Public Service Commission to hold utilities accountable, so customers aren’t left holding the bag for bad energy investments. And we work with cities and states to advance ambitious climate solutions to reduce carbon pollution.

Michigan is the center of the Great Lakes ecosystem, surrounded by four of the five freshwater lakes. As a historic leader in vehicle manufacturing and transportation technology, Michigan can lead the transition to electric vehicles. ELPC knows the challenges and opportunities to shape a healthy economy here hand in hand with a healthy environment.

Current Projects

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Clean Energy

Redeveloping Retired Coal Plant Sites

Wild & Natural Places

Protecting Michigan Wilderness

Clean Energy

Thinking Beyond Wires

Clean Energy

Repowering the Rural Midwest

Clean Energy

Transforming the Electricity Grid

Clean Water

Protecting the Great Lakes

Related Resources

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Rising Waters: Climate Change Impacts and Toxic Risks to Lake Michigan’s Shoreline Communities


Beyond Wires: Using Advanced Transmission Technologies to Accelerate the Transition to Clean Energy


Fighting Climate Change with Midwest Grid Transformation


Region 5 Clean Water Enforcement Report

Important Victory

Protecting Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in the Great Lakes

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron is protected. Our Great Lakes victory is a national precedent leveraging protection for 10 other National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Monuments threatened with cuts and drilling.

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Make an impact in Michigan.

Help us stop pollution and protect wild places while accelerating green jobs in clean energy and transportation.